Hello to everyone - just registered on Poms in Adelaide and wanted to introduce ourselves!
I am Lisa and my husband is Russ - he is a mechanic and has just accepted a job in North Adelaide and we are just commencing the RSMS visa process now.
I’m sure all the questions I’m about to ask have been asked a million times before but any advice or info people have on the following would be great - whilst we are excited about the move we’re also getting scared at the same time!
We have just started researching Adelaide and surrounding suburbs - can anyone give any advice on anywhere west of Adelaide? We are looking for somewhere for around 250-280 a week with a bit of life near by, friendly neighbourhood and not too far from the city?
Also could anyone give me a ball park figure for weekly/monthly living costs? We know we will have to economise for the first year or so but I just wanted to try to put together a rough estimate of bills - two people in a two bed house/flat, one car to run and an estimate of a food bill - we are not extravagant eaters!
My next question…..jobs…..I have read mixed reviews about how easy it is to get a job in Adelaide and some of them to be honest, have scared me quite a lot. I am currently an office manager but have experience in accounts and tax as well. I have a couple of L3 NVQs in business admin and customer service (not sure if they count for anything in oz?) I would be looking for a supervisory admin role or alike? Having said that a jobs a job and I will take whatever comes along to pay the bills……can anyone share there job hunting experiences? Good or bad?
Well I think that’s enough to be going on with! Apologies for the long post of questions! Thank you for taking the time to read it!:D
Lisa & Russ